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Samantha Deane

Samantha Deane

Founding Director, Kelp Forest Foundation

Samantha Deane is a dynamic economist shaping the future of marine conservation and climate solutions. Samantha holds degrees in Law and Economics from the University of Durham and International Investment Management from the London Business School. As the Founding Director of the Kelp Forest Foundation, she leads groundbreaking research, and restoration initiatives focused on kelp forests globally. Her vision extends beyond immediate benefits, aiming to harness kelp forests (wild and cultivated) for long-term ecosystem health and climate resilience whilst also increasing public awareness and ocean education to create the next generation of ocean lovers and seaweed cultivators. Samantha's diverse background includes roles as a Fundraising Manager at Kelp Blue and a Stock Broker at Merrill Lynch Bank, underscoring her multifaceted approach to sustainable innovation.